Wednesday, October 26, 2005

Falling Rain. It's been teeming down rain for days now. Did the National Weather Service lose track of Wilma? I think it's here, instead of heading off across the Atlantic to drench the UK. This was inspired by Ian who keeps finding interesting things to photograph even in torrential downpours. This is ... what is this bush... Fire bush? Patty, help!

Tuesday, October 18, 2005

Red tree from the other side of the soybeans. Still experimenting with exposure compensation -- this time -1/3 and spot metering on the red tree.

Monday, October 17, 2005

Beyond the soybeans. Thanks to Jan Bussey for the tip about setting the exposure compensation down to -2/3 in bright sun and using a center-weighted average for metering. I will have to explore this more.

Stone Wall. Everytime I take this shot and view it on screen, I see something new, this time a black spider about to slip between the rocks. (Click to enlarge.)

Sunday, October 16, 2005

Stone Wall. I need to revisit this one tomorrow to zoom in on that round stone (far left). If you click to enlarge this photo, you'll see that it may have some interesting patterns in it.

Friday, October 14, 2005

Web Ship. This morning the yew trees were covered with these misty webs. I don't know what makes these webs -- spiders? caterpillars? fall tent worms? -- but whatever made this one seemed to be making a model sail boat out of his web. Does anyone else see that?

Monday, October 10, 2005

Sad face. Went out to the apple orchard today and came across a farm raising Highland Cattle. It was a very gloomy day, at least in the morning, and none of my shots turned out well. Rock had mentioned a trick for catching color on grey days -- something to do with highlights. Can anyone explain in more detail. We have more than our share of grey days here in NE Ohio. :-(

Monday, October 03, 2005

Light on Water. Take a look at Ian's Dancing Reflection to see an excellent treatment of this same subject.

Alpaca at the Stark County Farm Show yesterday.

View from inside the windmill. The miller's daughter keeps her windows a bit cleaner than the Lighthouse Keeper's daughter.

Working Windmill. Did you know: If the sails of the windmill are left in a "+" position, the miller is away temporarily. If they are left in an "x" position, he is away indefinitely.

Saturday, October 01, 2005

Lighthouse Window. Somehow I imagine the lighthouse keeper's daughter daydreaming out this window.